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9x12 Guerrilla Box™
9x12 Guerrilla Box™

Guerrilla Pochade Box

The Guerrilla pochade box is a traditional pochade box with a sliding palette designed to store your accessories such as paint tubes and palette knives. It will also store four wet panels.

Company name:  Guerrilla Painter


Pochade box name: 9×12 Guerrilla Box™

Type: Pochade Box

Price range:  $200-$250

Weight:   5 lb, 2.27kg

Palette size: 9″x12″, 22.86cm x 30.48cm

Construction: Wood

Average Rating: 4.2 stars (based on 5 ratings)


The Guerrilla pochade box holds up to 4 wet 9″x12″ panels (⅛” or ¼”) or one wet stretched canvas completely enclosed.

It has an adjustable lid bracket which positively locks in any position over a full 180° range with only one knob. And also includes a leather handle, three large storage compartments under the sliding palette, a universal tripod mount, and a tie down strap to enable painting panels larger than 9″x12″.

  • Holds 9×12 inch panel or canvas.
  • Use in your lap, on a table, or tripod.
  • Holds 4 wet panels in the lid.
  • Overall dimensions: 10″ x 13″ x 5″.
  • Bottom is 2 1/2″ deep underneath the sliding palette.
  • Comes with a Universal Tripod Mount installed.
9x12 Guerrilla Box™
9×12 Guerrilla Box™


The box is made of wood with hardware made in stainless steel.


Accessories for the 9×12 Guerrilla Box™ include:

  • a Slip-In Easel to paint smaller than 9″ x 12″
  • a Telescoping Easel, to paint larger than 9″ x 12″
  • fold out palette extensions
  • shoulder strap
  • brush washer and brushes

How to set it up

See: Setup Instructions


To compare this Guerrilla pochade box with other pochade boxes, see my Guide to Pochade Boxes.

Reviews of Guerrilla Pochade Box

Since this box also holds

Since this box also holds your paint tubes the whole setup is relatively heavy. For this reason it does not rank very highly on my palette area per kg of total system weight. Also essential items such as extenders for holding different sized panels are add-on extras that increase the cost.

Barry Raybould

A Handy Little Box

I usually paint large but on this trip took limited supplies and decided to paint small. I loved how convenient this box was, and how it fit into a small backpack with my panels. The only drawback is the screw that holds the lid of the box in place was not tight enough and the… Read more “A Handy Little Box”

Cynthia Rosen

An excellent practical pochade box.

I use the Guerilla box designed to hold 8 x 10″ panels. It’s small enough to slip into a rucksack but big enough for around 10 x 37ml tubes – I generally use it with Daniel Smith water soluble oils – plus a dipper and a small bottle of medium, short handle brushes and a… Read more “An excellent practical pochade box.”

David Howell

love the tiny 5×7 for plein air

I own the Guerilla painter 5×7” thumb box as well as the campaign box. love both. I use the campaign box for larger paintings, also for portraits abroad. For plein air work the tiny 5×7 is great for me. It easily fits into a backpack. I keep my paint tubes and a small jar of… Read more “love the tiny 5×7 for plein air”

Philine van der Vegte
The Netherlands

Tough box

I have had my box since 2011 and use it to go to paint classes, travel trips, and workshops. I like how I can carry all my painting supplies in one box. I put the box on a table generally and set up the easel in it. Just recently, a thief took my box and… Read more “Tough box”

Denise Matysek

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